Joseph William Grice (born 25 July 1952) is Chief Economist to the Office for National Statistics (ONS).
He was born in Tamworth in Staffordshire. He was educated at Worcester College, Oxford, receiving a BA in PPE in 1972.
In HM Treasury he was Director of Macroeconomic Policy, and also the Chief Economist to the Public Services Directorate from 2000-03.
Office for National Statistics
He has been Chief Economist at the ONS since 2007. He is responsible for the production of UK economic statistics such as GDP, inflation and labour market figures.
He has two sons and one daughter. He married Deborah Wicks in 1976 in Oxford.